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40% of california prisoners serving life sentences were sentenced for -- african-american despite california being 6.6 african-american. three strikes stands as a stark reminder of the unintended democracy. the stakes are just as high in the stakes around the country as history is poised to be made. voters have the chance to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for use by adults. voters in maryland could be the first to endorse gay marriage by popular vote. voters seem poised to pass a proposition that would reform that same three strikes law. using direct democracy. joining us is sue, the director of policy and strategic politics at the state's network. adam, the founder and president of freedom to marry and bob herbert back at the table. sue, i want to start with you. there was an iconic moment in 2004, particularly with the anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives. it seemed like the right seized this particular tactic as their own and were using it. the other thing that strikes me is this initiatives passed in a bunch of states and taxpayer bill of rights passed in colorado. surve
burned to the ground and others flooded. >> things like this happened in missouri and in california and they don't happen here . this is -- it is terrible. >> gretchen: amazingly no one was killed or seriously hurt. a train goes up in flames in louisville, kentucky . they were trying to separate two rail cars that derailed. it was carries husband dus material. hobby lobby, a christian owned business will argue about employers having to cover insurance cost for the morning after pill . the hearing is expected to begin at 10 : 30 this morning. long-time senator bob men edez. daily caller reporting that while he was in dominican republic. that he used two prostitutes. they recognized him later as the septemberor. he is up for reelection on tuesday. his spokesman said we refuse to respond to a false accusation. mr. 1: that is quite a story. exercise your second amendment right and you would pay the price. one county one step closer to taxing gun owners for health care costs. >> the president's david axelrod betting his own mustache on a win in minnesota. he might not want to see the pol
. california voters face a tough choice at the poll today. raise taxes or get hit with massive budget cuts. it's an issue that would have nationwide ramifications. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we have been covering here on "cbs this morning." >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. >> this is the day when voters choose the next president of the united states. >> early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state. >> one day away from a fresh start. one day away from the first day of a new beginning. >> i talked to a top campaign ad last night. he said romney was confident and that they're feeling good. >> the election may be already over, actually, and we don't know it. >> it's going to be a narrow race. we're even or ahead in nearly every one of these battleground states. >> you know the governor like i do, he's not someone to sit around until the job is done. >> the nor'easter is sure to make life harder for sandy's victim
mocked her for her war record, joe walsh. california relaxed its three strikes you're out law and rejected a law to cripple the power of unions. criminal legalization of marijuana was approved in washington and montana. sherrod brown and jon tester both won, held on to their seats. democrats won a senate seat in north dakota, of all places, a seat that nobody thought they could win. all of these states that had this hugely aggressive total republican takeover from the 2010 elections, ohio and wisconsin, and michigan, and pennsylvania and virginia and florida, all of those states that went so red in state government in these past couple of years and that then had these big fights inside their states over how republicans were governing there, in ohio, wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania, virginia, and we will see about florida, last night not only did republicans lose the presidential election in every single one of those states, republicans lost the senate race in every single one of those states too. sherrod brown, tammy baldwin, debbie stabenow, bob casey, tim kaine, bill nelso
bernanke keeps his job. in california. not many people found a corporate tax to bring in one billion for business taken and entrepreneurs outside of the state who want to do business in the state. explain this? >> california is in a fiscal mess and they will raise taxes. and i am a company based in new york and i do business in california. california is now going to tax me california profit's tax even though i am a new york based business. they are spreading the tax net to companies based out of state. >> brian: governor brown went to college campus to get support for this. he got it. >> california is in a financial mess and they raised taxes and passed proposition 30 that reallies taxes again. >>rian: now you will not do business there. >> california reelected president obama by a 20 point margin because they want a bailout. they think the second obama term will bail them out of their financial problemms. they are raising taxes leftt, right and and pushing businesses out of the state and they want a bailout and i think at point they will probably get >> brian: in terms of me doing t
than $250,000 a year. the governor says if it fails, california schools will be in big trouble. prop 30 opposers say it will drive business out of california. >> election officials divided into two locations pushing some vote dwrorz a precinct down the street. san francisco's big ush yu is proposition f which wants the cities to transition away from hetch hetchy as a primary water source. in richmond supporters say measure n will help fight childhood obesity. you still have four hours to vote in the bay area when polls close tonight at 8:00. abc 7 news will be live with the first returns and you can get realtime results at abc 7 news.com also, live updates at facebook.com/abc 7 news and through twitter. our next update is in less than 30 minutes.
. elsewhere it will be warm across southern california, cool across the northeast. let's talk about the potential impact for this incoming nor'easter.the timing of which will be more so tomorrow than today. heavy rain, coastal flooding, beach erosion and wet snow for the interior. maybe even the coastline. here's a storm going across florida today. get out early, especially across the central and southern part of the state. tomorrow, the low rides up the coastline. it won't be anywhere near like sandy but it will have close enough to have impacts. there are areas that will be evacuating, flood watches in effect. and also some white on the map here. just a combination of really horrifying elements considering the fact that we have tens of thousands of people that are homeless with this storm coming in. zoraida, we'll keep you posted as this forecast changes. >> insult to injury. thank you so much, rob. an evidence hearing is under way at a military base in washington state. it will determine whether robert bales should be tried for murder in the shooting deaths of 16 afghan civilians
. the fbi believes he is the same person who hit several banks earlier this year, on a run from california to washington state. in one heist, he shot and seriously wounded a police officer. a $70,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. >>> and a show of resilience in an arizona courtroom. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stared down the gunman who shot her and a crowd of bystanders last year. more, now, from abc's ryan owens. >> reporter: in front of a courtroom packed with other victim, gabby giffords stood silently, face to face with the man who came so close to killing her. her husband spoke for her. mr. loughner, you may have put a bullet through her head. but you haven't put a dent in her spirit. he spoke to diane sawyer about it last night on "world news." >> she stared into his eyes the entire time. i saw a person who certainly has, you know, major mental illness. but also somebody who knew where he was and why he was there. >> reporter: the last time congresswoman giffords saw jared loughner was almost two years ago. he shot her at point-blank
've seen this before. in 2000, karl rove said, george w. bush was going to win california. they spent millions and millions of dollars on advertising there. they sent bush out there, precious time, near the end of the campaign. i said, tad devine, carter, those of us involved in that campaign, so we're not spending one dime in california, and gore won the state by 1.3 million votes. the wish can't become father to the reality, which is what's going on here. >> like a team trying to talk their way to a championship instead of playing the game, so to speak. shouldn't romney have florida wrapped up? >> he should. he has a lot of -- there, he has structural advantages because he's got the governor and virtually all the statewide officials. but i think the medicare, and the republicans like to say, oh, we've countered it with this lie about a $716 billion cut under obama care, when in fact there is no such cut. there's no cut in benefits. i think that seniors have figured out two things. one, romney wants to replace medicare with voucher care. they don't like it. but isn't it the latino an
another term, nancy pelosi of california may be planning to step down. began when pelosi moved to december 5th. where do these z new players fit in the balance of power and why does it matter? contributor jimmy williams is here to break it down for us. my man who was with me through the night for the insomniacs. all right. so elizabeth warren, a big emotional win for the democrats getting back that seat that was teddy kennedy's for so long. what does the new leadership role mean? >> understand how the senate works. when a freshman senator comes in, they don't have a leadership role. they may have a symbolish role. taking the seat back -- being against the banks. which is the new financial protection bureau. >> certainly, absolutely. question question becomes what will the role be in the senate. most freshman senators when they come in, they sit back on the back benches. they sit down, they listen, they come up with an expertise area whether it be immigration and taxes or whatever it is. and they learn as much as they can. and they give speeches when needed. and they keep quiet. that's what
it. this will cure it. >> reporter: in northern california, jeff yeelit was after sno-balls and wonder bread. >> i grew up eating these but my kids haven't. so i said if they're going out b business they have to at least try them. h it's twinkie the kid! >> wow! howdy partners! come on to hostess twinkie town. >> reporter: hostess was a lunchbox favorite for decades but the company ran into trouble as consumers-- mostly parents-- moved to low fat and low carb treats. in 2009, hostess was taken over by a private equity firm and two hedge funds. greg rayburn is the hostess c.e.o. >> the demand is there for the products. the problem is you have to make them at a profit. >> reporter: this week, the bakers union went on strike when hostess asked for another cut in wages and benefits. donae mcdonald worked at the seattle bakery for 37 years. >> i was a twinkie straightener for a while. >> reporter: twinkie straighten her? ec then i went on pies because nobody wanted to do pies. everything that i have is because i have this job. >> reporter: the bankrupt >> company warned wor
out the stops. and we have live team coverage for you this morning, phil keating is down in california, and we start with mike tobin in columbus, ohio, many still say voters there, mike, will decide of course, who actually wins this election and how it comes back to ohio. >> right. >> certainly does, that's why you have the candidates making the mad final dash in the buckeye state and both of them and the first lady made appearances yesterday. the obama campaign goes into the home stretch enjoying a significant lead in early voting returns, but the romney campaign says it's not as significant as the lead he held over john mccain in this same time frame. they believe they can make up the difference on election day, so, you have both sides going into the home stretch here extremely energized, the ground game, microtargeting of voters, personal contact is unlike anything you've seen in previous campaigns, we caught up with the group, americans for prosperity as they were mobilizing en masse and heading out into the neighborhoods. generally what you see with all of these door knock efforts
. >> and i have nevada in there. you live on the border of nevada and california. demographically gone for the republicans right now? >> this is a state that republicans should have won if we had the same hispanic turnout of the vote percentage under president bush, under john mccain. mitt romney would be ahead in nevada. it's not the case. president obama is going to win nevada. >> anybody here think the president will lose iowa? >> i think he's going to win iowa. and i changed my opinion on that. i thought he was going to lose iowa. >> you believe iowa. where do you fall? >> the president. >> look what this does here. this puts -- we put it up to 259 so th so then he's is 11 away. anybody thinks he's going to win florida? so you give romney this, florida. colorado, i think it will be the closest state in the country. >> i agree. >> where does it go? >> romney. >> romney wins. >> really close but romney. >> it might all come down to ohio. >> it may. and virginia we have sitting he here. so this could mean to me as a realistic scenario and i won't make you force these, hiohio, virginia
democratic state. california used to be part of a so-called republican lock. so, you know states change. any given point they're going to be some small subset of states where it is closely argued but over time i think maybe all the states get a chance in the spotlight. jenna: change is the only constant, right? >> exactly. jenna: imagine an election about issues. >> we can't have that. jenna: we have a lot more to talk about. we already do, walter, great to have you on set with us. jon? jon: well it is all about the swing states in the race for the white house. we are now minutes away from president obama's rally in wisconsin. you're looking live at madison, wisconsin. guess who is on stage, the boss, bruce string steen. this comes amid controversy over comments the president made in another battleground state. telling voters there voting is the best revenge. governor romney has an answer to that, we'll take a fair around balanced looks coming up i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my
votes right now in california. when they meet this will be on the agenda and should be on the agenda. remember two ways to disinfranchise people. we want that. and another way to be disinfranchised someone who shouldn't be voting cancelled your vote out. >> the book who's counting and how they put your vote at risk. thank you, john. >> gretchen: how many of you think you are better off now than four years ago. stunning worry from the exit polls. on works for president obama. and he's up next . ♪ >> tonight, more than 200 yearrs after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the path of perfecting our union moves forward. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robituss
? >> they're pretty safe. in california we have a law designed to protect the earnings of child stars. we don't want parents of kids who are making money in the entertainment business or any business to spend all that money so the kid turns 18 and nothing is left. the court is going to protect her money regardless of who is watching out for it. >> such a complicated case. thanks so much for clearing it up for us. >> thank you. >>> now let's check on the weather with al. >> hey, hi, guys. how are you? kind of a surprise but that's okay. all the taylor lautner fans here. let's look ahead to your weekend and show you what we've got ns. midsection of the country up to the northern plains, we are looking at strong weather. risk of strong storms making their way into the midwest. also, snow back to the plains. frigid conditions there. eastern third of the country is going to be gorgeous. sunday, sunday, a risk of strong storms, rain, snow, making its way to the upper mississippi river valley. another storm in the pacific northwest. along the east coast, it's going to be spectacular. we need the
get to go all the way back to herbert hoover. the world series champs this year come from california. and one of the newest predictors is in college football. the winner of the university of alabama-lsu game. let's bring our saturday super panel. tom brokaw, how about that? >> that's for the people of alabama and lsu care about more than the president. >> i'm confident in that prediction. >> tom, i want to talk about this larger issue that i think no matter who wins or loses. the winning candidate has to govern a nation that is really, really divided. >> yeah, it's not going to be a mandate it appears from all the polling that we're seeing and just the anecdotal evidence as well, i think it's going to be tougher for president obama if he gets re-elected because it does appear that the house will remain in the hands of the republicans and a lot of those are tea party members who will be going back to the house. i've been talk to go some of them. they have not given up the cause, the crusade. they're not going away. for governor romney, he likes to talk about how well he got along with
. the system is clearing out of here. it should be out of the state of california by 5:00 tonight. 65 degrees as we head into thanksgiving holiday. let's look at the drive with mike. >>> although the rain for the most part has traveled through, we have misty conditions. the roadways are not completely dry yet. it is a smooth drive at 101 and 680. down in the lower right corner, the orange blobs show the moisture in the area. they are beautiful, but they hold a lot of moisture. north 680 into sunol into fremont is jammed. an accident, a car flipped over, a lot of slowing in sunol. marla, back to you. >>> mike, thanks so much. we will be back with the next news and weather update in 30 minutes. see you next at 10:26. here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> hey, everyby, welcome, lcome, is winday wednesday, isovber 21st. da ow because she's got family here it is the second biggest travel day of the year. so,ood luck, everybody, wherer you are
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